Developmental Mathematics

by D. Franklin Wright

Providing a smooth transition between arithmetic and algebra, Developmental Mathematics emphasizes reasoning, problem solving, and connections between arithmetic and algebraic concepts.

The second edition includes new features, such as Strategies for Academic Success, which help students with soft skills like note taking, time management, and the ability to overcome test anxiety; Concept Checks, which test students’ understanding of important definitions and concepts in each section; and additional real-world application problems. Bundle the textbook and courseware with Guided Notes, a binder-ready supplement that provides further direction and student engagement.

Formats: Software, Textbook, Guided Notebook, eBook

Product ISBN
Courseware + eBook 978‑1‑64277‑001‑8
Courseware + Guided Notebook 978‑1‑64277‑031‑5
Courseware + eBook + Textbook 978-1-64277-002-5
Courseware + eBook + Textbook + Guided Notebook 978‑1‑64277‑020‑9

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
    1. 1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers
    2. 1.2 Addition and Subtraction with Whole Numbers
    3. 1.3 Multiplication with Whole Numbers
    4. 1.4 Division with Whole Numbers
    5. 1.5 Rounding and Estimating with Whole Numbers
    6. 1.6 Problem Solving with Whole Numbers
    7. 1.7 Exponents and Order of Operations
    8. 1.8 Tests for Divisibility
    9. 1.9 Prime Numbers and Prime Factorizations
  2. Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    1. 2.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    2. 2.2 Multiplication with Fractions
    3. 2.3 Division with Fractions
    4. 2.4 Multiplication and Division with Mixed Numbers
    5. 2.5 Least Common Multiple (LCM)
    6. 2.6 Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
    7. 2.7 Addition and Subtraction with Mixed Numbers
    8. 2.8 Comparisons and Order of Operations with Fractions
  3. Chapter 3: Decimal Numbers
    1. 3.1 Introduction to Decimal Numbers
    2. 3.2 Addition and Subtraction with Decimal Numbers
    3. 3.3 Multiplication with Decimal Numbers
    4. 3.4 Division with Decimal Numbers
    5. 3.5 Estimating and Order of Operations with Decimal Numbers
    6. 3.6 Decimal Numbers and Fractions
  4. Chapter 4: Ratios, Proportions, and Percents
    1. 4.1 Ratios and Unit Rates
    2. 4.2 Proportions
    3. 4.3 Decimals and Percents
    4. 4.4 Fractions and Percents
    5. 4.5 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
    6. 4.6 Solving Percent Problems Using Equations
    7. 4.7 Applications of Percent
    8. 4.8 Simple and Compound Interest
  5. Chapter 5: Measurement
    1. 5.1 US Measurements
    2. 5.2 The Metric System: Length and Area
    3. 5.3 The Metric System: Capacity and Weight
    4. 5.4 US and Metric Equivalents
  6. Chapter 6: Geometry
    1. 6.1 Angles and Triangles
    2. 6.2 Perimeter
    3. 6.3 Area
    4. 6.4 Circles
    5. 6.5 Volume and Surface Area
    6. 6.6 Similar and Congruent Triangles
    7. 6.7 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
  7. Chapter 7: Statistics, Graphs, and Probability
    1. 7.1 Statistics: Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
    2. 7.2 Reading Graphs
    3. 7.3 Constructing Graphs from Databases
    4. 7.4 Probability
  8. Chapter 8: Introduction to Algebra
    1. 8.1 The Real Number Line and Absolute Value
    2. 8.2 Addition with Real Numbers
    3. 8.3 Subtraction with Real Numbers
    4. 8.4 Multiplication and Division with Real Numbers
    5. 8.5 Order of Operations with Real Numbers
    6. 8.6 Properties of Real Numbers
    7. 8.7 Simplifying and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
    8. 8.8 Translating English Phrases and Algebraic Expressions
  9. Chapter 9: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
    1. 9.1 Solving Linear Equations: x + b = c and ax = c
    2. 9.2 Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = c
    3. 9.3 Solving Linear Equations: ax + b = cx + d
    4. 9.4 Working with Formulas
    5. 9.5 Applications: Number Problems and Consecutive Integers
    6. 9.6 Applications: Distance-Rate-Time, Interest, Average
    7. 9.7 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
    8. 9.8 Compound Inequalities
    9. 9.9 Absolute Value Equations
    10. 9.10 Absolute Value Inequalities
  10. Chapter 10: Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
    1. 10.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System
    2. 10.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
    3. 10.3 Slope-Intercept Form
    4. 10.4 Point-Slope Form
    5. 10.5 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation
    6. 10.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
  11. Chapter 11: Systems of Linear Equations
    1. 11.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Graphing
    2. 11.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Substitution
    3. 11.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Addition
    4. 11.4 Applications: Distance-Rate-Time, Number Problems, Amounts, and Costs
    5. 11.5 Applications: Interest and Mixture
    6. 11.6 Systems of Linear Equations: Three Variables
    7. 11.7 Matrices and Gaussian Elimination
    8. 11.8 Systems of Linear Inequalities
  12. Chapter 12: Exponents and Polynomials
    1. 12.1 Rules for Exponents
    2. 12.2 Power Rules for Exponents
    3. 12.3 Applications: Scientific Notation
    4. 12.4 Introduction to Polynomials
    5. 12.5 Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
    6. 12.6 Multiplication with Polynomials
    7. 12.7 Special Products of Binomials
    8. 12.8 Division with Polynomials
    9. 12.9 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem
  13. Chapter 13: Factoring Polynomials
    1. 13.1 Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and Factoring by Grouping
    2. 13.2 Factoring Trinomials: x2+bx+c
    3. 13.3 Factoring Trinomials: ax2+bx+c
    4. 13.4 Special Factoring Techniques
    5. 13.5 Review of Factoring Techniques
    6. 13.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
    7. 13.7 Applications: Quadratic Equations
  14. Chapter 14: Rational Expressions
    1. 14.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions
    2. 14.2 Multiplication and Division with Rational Expressions
    3. 14.3 Least Common Multiple of Polynomials
    4. 14.4 Addition and Subtraction with Rational Expressions
    5. 14.5 Simplifying Complex Fractions
    6. 14.6 Solving Rational Equations
    7. 14.7 Applications: Rational Expressions
    8. 14.8 Applications: Variation
  15. Chapter 15: Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
    1. 15.1 Evaluating Radicals
    2. 15.2 Simplifying Radicals
    3. 15.3 Rational Exponents
    4. 15.4 Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication with Radicals
    5. 15.5 Rationalizing Denominators
    6. 15.6 Solving Radical Equations
    7. 15.7 Functions with Radicals
    8. 15.8 Introduction to Complex Numbers
    9. 15.9 Multiplication and Division with Complex Numbers
  16. Chapter 16: Quadratic Equations
    1. 16.1 Quadratic Equations: The Square Root Method
    2. 16.2 Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square
    3. 16.3 Quadratic Equations: The Quadratic Formula
    4. 16.4 More Applications of Quadratic Equations
    5. 16.5 Equations in Quadratic Form
    6. 16.6 Graphing Quadratic Functions
    7. 16.7 More on Graphing Quadratic Functions and Applications
    8. 16.8 Solving Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
  17. Chapter 17: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    1. 17.1 Algebra of Functions
    2. 17.2 Composition of Functions and Inverse Functions
    3. 17.3 Exponential Functions
    4. 17.4 Logarithmic Functions
    5. 17.5 Properties of Logarithms
    6. 17.6 Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms
    7. 17.7 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations and Change-of-Base
    8. 17.8 Applications: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  18. Chapter 18: Conic Sections
    1. 18.1 Translations and Reflections
    2. 18.2 Parabolas as Conic Sections
    3. 18.3 Distance Formula, Midpoint Formula, and Circles
    4. 18.4 Ellipses and Hyperbolas
    5. 18.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations